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US Embassy joins COVID-19 fight


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The Unit­ed States Em­bassy has joined with the Ma­yaro COVID-19 Ac­tion Task Force and has pro­vid­ed Per­son­al Pro­tec­tive Equip­ment (PPE) sup­plies for front­line staffers.

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On Sat­ur­day, the Unit­ed States South­ern Com­mand Mil­i­tary Of­fice — US Em­bassy Port-of-Spain — pre­sent­ed Coun­ty Med­ical Of­fi­cer of Health Nar­i­va Ma­yaro, Dr Klem Rago­b­ar with the sup­plies.

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In a state­ment, MP for the area Rush­ton Paray, who set up the Task Force, thanked Col Clau­dia Car­riza­les of the US South­ern Com­mand and Rago­b­ar for their sup­port. He said the Task Force will con­tin­ue its work un­til the virus is erad­i­cat­ed.

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Paray al­so urged all cit­i­zens who are med­ical­ly fit to take the vac­cine as soon as pos­si­ble, not­ing “herd im­mu­ni­ty was the on­ly way back to eco­nom­ic and so­cial progress.”

He said dur­ing the hand­ing over cer­e­mo­ny, Car­riza­les re­vealed the US South­ern Com­mand has pro­vid­ed sup­port through health clin­ics, mil­i­tary-led train­ing for Po­lice, Fire, Coast Guard and oth­er so­cial pro­grammes over the past few years.

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These out­reach pro­grammes were part of the Unit­ed States Em­bassy in Port-of-Spain’s man­date to pro­mote part­ner­ship through­out the re­gion

In ac­cept­ing the do­na­tion, Rago­b­ar thanked Col Car­riza­les and the US Em­bassy for the gen­er­ous do­na­tion and ac­knowl­edged the close work­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween the MP Ma­yaro Of­fice and the US Em­bassy. 

He al­so com­mend­ed MP Paray for set­ting up the Task Force

Rago­b­ar praised the hard-work­ing staff at the East­ern Re­gion­al Health Au­thor­i­ty, not­ing they all re­main com­mit­ted to stamp­ing out COVID-19 in the re­gion.